Linda McGillis Hall
RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS
Associate Dean, Research & External Relations Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor
“Regardless of how the staff mix is decided, cost-effectiveness and safety needs to be considered when making staffing decisions.”
Linda McGillis Hall is a recognized leader in nursing health services and systems research, with a particular focus on health human resources and the nursing work environment. At U of T Nursing, she teaches health systems and research and is an Adjunct Scientist with the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Professor McGillis Hall was the first Canadian to be inducted as an American Academy of Nursing International Fellow (2007), the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Research in Canada (2008), and was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2010). Her research excellence has been recognized with several career awards, including the [Ontario] Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Nursing Senior Career Research Award (2009-2012), a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award (2002-2007), and a Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Government of Ontario (2003-2008). She received the Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2011), the Research Mentorship Award from the US Health Services Research Organization – Academy Health’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (2013), and was named a Senior Massey Fellow (2015). Most recently, she has been named to the Sigma Theta Tau Honour Society of Nursing Nurse International Researcher Hall of Fame (2016). Professor McGillis Hall gives invited presentations nationally and internationally, contributes to research review panels and works extensively with policy leaders, professional and union leaders and federal and provincial governments around nursing health human resources and outcomes issues.
Dr. McGillis Hall’s numerous studies have addressed myriad topics, including nurse migration and the integration of internationally educated nurses, nursing staff mix models, and the effect of nurse staffing, interruptions to nursing practice on patient safety outcomes. Her current work is focused on the implementation of the NCLEX in Canada.
- Academic Credentials
- 1999 – PhD, Nursing Administration, University of Toronto 1993 – MScN, Nursing Administration, University of Toronto 1990 – Honours BAS, Health Administration, York University, Toronto
- Dr. McGillis Hall’s PubMed links are available here.